Should Columbus Day Be Celebrated

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In October of 1492, Portuguese explorer Christopher Columbus landed by ship in the “New World” which is today known as the Americas. Many people believe the holiday that honors him annually in October has great meaning behind it. However, I believe Columbus day should not be celebrated. Christopher Columbus was not the first person ever to discover the Americas, he abused natives on their own land, and the holiday isn’t celebrated in the way it should be. Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas. According to page 290, Scandinavian Vikings had already established settlements in the North American continent long before the arrival of Columbus. An example would be Icelandic explorer Leif Ericson. Leif Ericson formed a

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